Introduction to Archives Workshop

  • 21 Sep 2019
  • 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • University of Brandon, John E. Robbins Library (Convergys Computer Lab)
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Workshop Description

This workshop will lead participants toward an understanding of basic archival principles, including appraisal, accessioning, description, preservation (including digital), and access. 

These aspects of archival work will be explained in relation to the people and communities connected to the records, and the roles they have in relation to the archival materials. This includes the archival staff, but also the users, donors, sponsors and funders.


Sarah Story
Sarah Story is an independent archivist and an oral historian who provides memory preservation support to families, small organizations and community groups. Sarah is a board member of the Association for Manitoba Archives. She has an interest in archival decolonization.

Sarah Ramsden

Sarah Ramsden has worked as an Archivist at the City of Winnipeg Archives since 2013. She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Archival Studies MA programme and studied history at Brandon University and Queen's University. Her current research interests include information loss in municipal records and the history of parades.

Registration Deadline

Monday, 9 September 2019

Participants can use the "Register" button on the Association for Manitoba Archives Introduction to Archives course event page via provide all requested information. If you are not requesting a PayPal invoice, a copy of the registration confirmation email must be sent to the AMA office with your cheque.

Participants can also send the attached form by email to, or by regular mail to Unit 606-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1H3.

If you are mailing your registration please advise the AMA office by phone (204-942-3491) or email AHEAD OF 9 September 2019, and indicate whether you are requesting a PayPal invoice or mailing a cheque.

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